We have the most amazing blackberries growing in our yard. They were my Father’s bushes, and when we moved 1000 miles away from the home I was raised in, we brought starts off of my Dad’s plants. They rooted just fine and each summer we enjoy the sweetest juiciest blackberries! One of the things I love to make with the berries is Blackberry Crisp. You could probably use an assortment of berries, if you prefer – but I like to stay “pure” using only blackberries. Enjoy this crisp warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream or rich whipped cream.
4 cups fresh blackberries
½ cup sugar
Lemon juice, from one lemon
2 Tbls. flour
½ cup oatmeal
½ cup flour
½ cup brown sugar
5 Tbls. butter
¾ tsp allspice
Toss berries, ½ cup sugar, lemon juice & 2 Tbls flour together in a bowl. Pour into a 8 or 9” square baking dish that has been sprayed in non-stick spray.
In a food processor, pulse the topping ingredients together until well blended and will hold shape when pressed together; like wet sand.
Sprinkle topping mixture over berries in baking dish.
Bake at 375 for approximately 30 minutes, until bubbly. Remove from oven and let cool.